Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); July 2, 2022: Mehdi Amiri-Margavi who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Sari Prison more than a month ago.
According to HRANA news agency, a man was executed in Sari Prison on May 31. His identity has been reported as Mehdi Amiri-Margavi who was in his 20s and sentenced to qisas for murder.
He was arrested for murder charges in March 2020 and had been held in Sari Prison throughout his detention.
Despite more than a month passing, his execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
According to data gathered by Iran Human Rights, at least 183 people were executed on murder charges in 2021. Those charged with the umbrella term of “intentional murder” are sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) regardless of intent or circumstances due to a lack of grading in law. Once a defendant has been convicted, the victim’s family are required to choose between death as retribution, diya (blood money) or forgiveness.